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Archive for October 22, 2009

Loveland Workforce Center reopens for business

The Loveland office of the Larimer County Workforce Center, located at 418 E. 4th St., which temporarily closed for extensive remodeling in late September, has re-opened for business. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Job seekers and employers can also access Workforce Center services online at www.LarimerWorkForce.org. McKee CEO steps down CEO Chris Cornue is stepping down from his post at McKee Hospital this Friday, Oct. 23. In a letter dated Thursday, Oct. 15, ... Full Story

Fire damages downtown Estes Park Theatre Mall

Recorder Staff   A fire, which seriously damaged the historic Park Theatre Mall, was contained by noon Monday, sparing the landmark Park Theatre. Estes Park Police Dispatch received the first report at 6:19 a.m.; the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department responded at 6:21 a.m.  Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing fire breaking through the roof on the west side of the mall building. The fire, located at 116 East Elkhorn Ave. in downtown Estes Park, was contained to the mall ... Full Story

Geek Attack: Evolution of gaming: Part 3

By Kyle Lee Berthoud Recorder When we last left off, Sony and Nintendo were slugging it out with their respective Playstation and Nintendo 64 systems, and the Sega Saturn was on the ropes struggling to survive. As games like Final Fantasy 7 and Super Smash Brothers were selling like hotcakes on their respective systems, Saturn failed to have a game that pushed consumers to buy the failing system. In an effort to appeal to customers, Sega created a new system. The Dreamcast would prove ... Full Story

Hansen embraces new experiences and friends at BHS

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Foreign exchange student Nils Hansen said he felt nervous about starting at an American high school two weeks after arriving from Germany. The feeling only lasted about two hours into the first day of school. “People at home who had been to America said everyone is very friendly and open,” said Nils. (more…)

‘An Evening of Macabre’

A wicked good time is in store for those who love the art of storytelling, as the Wildfire Community Arts Center Readers present “An Evening of Macabre.” Nine cast members recreate their favorite scenes from various works, including “Macbeth,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” and all points humorous and mysterious in between. (more…)

The Aakash Mittal Quartet: A musical journey to India

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder There is a bold new kind of music emerging in Colorado. The Aakash Mittal Quartet, influenced by the muse of modern day India where customary meets contemporary, has fashioned a unique and worldly blend of sound. The band is an independent outfit and will soon be self-releasing their second album, “Videsh.” Mittal, the band’s innovator, was born in Dallas, Texas, was raised in Loveland and is of Indian descent. The diversity of the artist’s background ... Full Story

Killer musical comedy ‘Curtains’ hits

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder Song, dance and murder. “Curtains: The Musical Comedy Whodunit,” leaps directly from the Broadway stage to the Rialto Theater in a single bound. “Curtains” is Up In Lights Productions’ latest offering. (more…)

Healthy Gourmand: Creative pumpkin recipes for good

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder There’s no need to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy the delicious flavor of pumpkin. From pie and bread to soup, pumpkin can star in low-fat recipes that not only taste good but also provide essential nutrients, including vitamin A. Here are three recipes to try. Happy eating! (more…)

Share the scare: 15 scary movies for a fun Halloween

By Kyle Lee Berthoud Recorder Kid stuff Coraline (2009) A dark and haunting tale of a girl who is tired of being ignored by her parents, “Coraline” stands out as one of the creepiest kids movies to come out. Using beautiful stop-motion, Director Henry Selick creates a great story for kids looking for a scare who aren't ready for the more adult fare in the horror genre. Monster House (2006) What initially looked like a pretty harmless animated movie actually scared the pants off parents ... Full Story

Halloween happenings: Spooky fun in Estes Park

The Stanley Museum in Lower Stanley Village is offering “Ghost Stories of the Stanleys,” Saturday afternoons through October. Retired Park Ranger Tom Danton shares informative stories about F.O. and Flora Stanley and of the hotel. (more…)

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